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Get up close and personal at Bramham 2023 – glamping comes to the park

The clocks have sprung forward, the grass is growing and there’s warmth in the air…it can only mean Yorkshire’s largest equestrian event is just around the corner! Scheduled for 6 – 11 June, Bramham International Horse Trials returns with a host of world class equestrian action, shopping galore, fun for the family and delicious food and drink, all set in gorgeous parkland with the house providing a stunning backdrop.

For 2023, the Bramham Team is delighted to welcome a new area for those who want to make their Bramham experience intimate and extra special, Boutique Camping! Working with Acre & Shelter, the creators of ‘Pony Glamping’ Bramham will welcome guests to a dedicated glamping paddock offering stylish yurt and bell tent options – all just a one-minute walk from the action! Glampers will have exclusive nearby VIP parking, dedicated showers and toilets, power and WiFi and the package includes member’s tickets to give you the ultimate immersion in all things Bramham.

The four-person yurts are a home away from home with mini kitchen station and BBQ/fire pit while the boutique bell tents sleep up to four on single beds. The campsite will have secure access with 24/7 staff onsite with sour dough pizza and salad served each evening.

Kate Risker of Acre & Shelter hosts a successful pop-up glamping site in the North York Moors every August where visitors bring their horses. She said; “Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials both have well established boutique camping facilities so we thought, ‘why not Bramham!?’ We hope to provide a unique experience for avid Bramham fans along with a good night’s sleep and luxury glamping facilities super close to the main arena and members tent.”

Glamping tickets only are available via https://www.acreandshelter.co.uk/products/bramham-horse-trials But hurry – camping tickets at Bramham usually sell out – this unique offer is sure to be snapped up!

If you’re glamping for the duration, or just visiting for a day or two, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Bramham. Eventing – the triathlon of the equestrian world – is the showcase sport at Bramham with the feature CCI4*-L joined by CCI4* u25-L and the Land Rover CCI4*-S. The world’s best horses and riders know these competitions act as a discovery ground for future Olympians and with Paris 2024 now less than 500 days away, they’ll be looking to make a good impression! At the opposite end, riders in the NAF Five Star BE80 Championships will have their taste of the big time at Bramham as they start their eventing journey to the top.

Eventing action may be the main focus but there’s also top-flight British Showjumping which often brings in the top stars – which includes classes for riders with a disability, show hunters, Dubarry Young Event Horse qualifiers, young stock showing and Pony Club mounted games and showjumping – the two rings in the trade stand never standstill!

Sunday also features the Saracen Horse Feeds Arena Eventing where amateur riders compete for honours in 90 and 100cm classes. All in all, over 600 horses – of all shapes and sizes – are welcomed to Bramham over six days of competition.

Away from the equestrian entertainment, there’s a shopper’s paradise with something for everyone and plenty of delicious food and drink outlets for every taste.

Tickets are now on sale and there’s good discounts to be had on securing your pass in advance with adult tickets starting at £15 per person – those 12 and under go absolutely free. Weekend and season bundles offer great value but are by pre-purchase only – so get ahead and save! If you want to bring your own tent, camper, caravan or even horsebox, we have a dedicated field just for you with a number of ticketing options, but these are always popular, so early booking is advised.

The ring-side members’ enclosure is the way to make your Bramham trip that extra bit special – exclusive paid bar, delicious food options from the restaurant, luxury toilets and the best arena view are all included. So, why not treat yourselves?

Event Director Nicholas Pritchard commented; “Bramham is slowly blossoming into life and spring is certainly in the air – I love this time of year in the park as we begin the preparations for the event and transforming our blank canvas into one of the country’s best loved events. The main arena has had its first mow, the contractors are booked and the site plan is nearly finalised – there are always tweaks to make!

“We’re very excited to add glamping to our offering this year – Kate and her team at Acre & Shelter have been great to work with and I think they’ll produce something special. The Bramham Team is working hard to ensure 2023 is a fantastic event for all our visitors, we can’t wait to welcome everyone in June.”

There’s a new and improved Bramham International Horse Trials website to help plan your visit, buy tickets and find out what’s on and when so head over to www.bramham-horse.co.uk and explore what’s on offer. You’ll also find details of Bramham’s 2023 charitable partners, Here4Horses who help horses in the northeast with rescue, refuge and rehabilitation. They’ll be on event with a tradestand and ‘shop and drop’ facility too!

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